Dictionary of Ancient Medieval Warfare

Author: Matthew Bennett
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811726108
Format: PDF, Docs
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A comprehensive guide to the battles, commanders, tactics, formations, fortifications, and weapons of war in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, India, China, and Japan from ancient times to the 16th century.

Medieval Warfare

Author: Everett U. Crosby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135576262
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Hono sapiens, homo pugnans, and so it has been since the beginning of recorded history. In the Middle Ages, especially, armed conflict and the military life were so much a part of the political and cultural development that a general account of this period is, in large measure, a description of how men went to war.

Writing War

Author: Corinne J. Saunders
Publisher: DS Brewer
ISBN: 9780859918435
Format: PDF
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Essays consider the variety of responses to warfare and combat in medieval literature.


Author: Catherine Hanley
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300221649
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In 1215 a group of English barons, dissatisfied with the weak and despicable King John, decided that they needed a new monarch. They wanted a strong, experienced man, of royal blood, and they found him on the other side of the Channel: astonishingly, the most attractive candidate for the crown of England was Louis, eldest son and heir of the king of France. In this fascinating biography of England’s least-known “king”—and the first to be written in English—Catherine Hanley explores the life and times of “Louis the Lion” before, during, and beyond his quest for the English throne. She illuminates the national and international context of his 1216 invasion, and explains why and how after sixteen fruitless months he failed to make himself King Louis I of England. Hanley also explores Louis’s subsequent reign over France until his untimely death on the Albigensian Crusade. Published eight centuries after the creation of Magna Carta and on the 800th anniversary of Louis’s proclamation as king, this fascinating story is a colorful tale of national culture, power, and politics that brings a long-forgotten life out of the shadows of history.

Hannibal s War

Author: John Francis Lazenby
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806130040
Format: PDF
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Hannibal is acknowledged to be one of history's greatest generals, and his crossing of the Alps - complete with elephants - to make war against Rome on its home soil is legendary. But even Hannibal met his match in Scipio, and ultimately Carthage was defeated by the rising power of Rome. In Hannibal's War, J. F. Lazenby provides the first scholarly account in English since 1886 solely devoted to the Second Punic War - what some have called the first "world war" for mastery of the Mediterranean world. By closely examining the accounts of Livy and Polybius, supplemented with the fruits of modern research, Lazenby provides a detailed military history of the entire war as it was fought in Italy, Spain, Greece, and North Africa. This edition includes a new preface covering recent research on Hannibal's war against Rome.

R mische Schlachtenrhetorik

Author: Stefan Gerlinger
Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Einige Elemente in der romischen Historiographie erweisen sich bei genauer Betrachtung als unrealistisch oder gar als physikalisch unmoglich. Uber die Authentizitat mancher Schlachtenberichte gibt es bis heute unversohnliche Extrempositionen. So wird die Faktizitat des Uberlieferten entweder blank negiert oder adaptiert. Es bietet sich mithin an, einen Mittelweg zu beschreiten, der dem jeweiligen Autor weder uneingeschrankte Glaubwurdigkeit in jedem Detail attestiert noch ihm bewusste Falschung und offensichtliche Lugen unterstellt. Dies fuhrt zu detaillierten Untersuchungen der damals gebrauchlichen Schlachtenrhetorik: Hierzu werden gezielt unglaubwurdige Elemente aus allen Schlachtenberichten Caesars, Sallusts und Tacitus' nebst Vergleichen mit griechischen und romischen Autoren sowie Quellen der klassischen Archaologie aufgespurt, thematisch zusammengestellt und auf ihre Glaubwurdigkeit, literarische Herkunft und Wirkung untersucht.